John Pilger

  • Standing up to the privateers

    The struggle of postal workers in Britain is as vital for democracy as any event to take place in the country in recent years.

  • When ignorance is strength

    Barack Obama, winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, is planning another war to add to his already impressive record.

  • The lying game about Iran

    The manufactured crisis over Iran's supposed "nuclear capabilities" has echoes of the U.S. case for invading Iraq in 2003.

  • New Labour's obscene wars

    More than the fake expenses of MPs, the trivializing of life and death when it comes to Afghanistan marks the fitting end to the "modernized" Labour Party.

  • The framing of Megrahi

    The supposed bomber of Pan Am Flight 103 was blackmailed by Scottish and British authorities so the case against him wouldn't be revealed as a fraud.

  • A film's travesty of omissions

    Something is missing from the new film Balibo about the 1975 genocide in East Timor--the scandalous role of the Australian government.

  • Summer reading for activists

    Some books can help us make sense of extraordinary times and resist our "training" to make war.

  • Murdoch's war on journalism

    Revelations of phone tapping by a British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch are part of a pattern for a man of relentless inhumanity.

  • Mourn on the Fourth of July

    The history of America in the world is of a rapacious empire that bends other nations to its will--but presents itself as benevolent.

  • What Barack Obama didn't say

    The U.S. president spoke in Cairo as if his and previous administrations were neutral brokers of peace, instead of rapacious backers of Israel's war.

  • A culture of corruption

    That so many Labour and Tory politicians have been revealed as crooked is a metaphor for the anti-democratic system they have forged together.

  • Sri Lanka's distant voices

    London and Washington are offering silent approval of the violence and tragedy taking place in Sri Lanka, as Tamils are slaughtered by the government.

  • The Mad Men did well

    It's time for a little truth in advertising--what's the reality behind the media happy talk about Barack Obama's first 100 days?

  • Australia's reds are revolting

    The quality of Australia's once-distinguished wines has declined, a striking illustration of the greed and destructiveness of "global" cash cropping.

  • Applying justice to "ourselves"

    The International Criminal Court, to which Britain is a signatory, has received a record number of petitions related to Blair's wars.

  • The war comes home to Britain

    The erosion of liberal freedoms in Britain as a result of the "war on terror" is symptomatic of an evolved criminal state.

  • Cambodia's missing accused

    The devastation and destruction that Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger began in Cambodia was completed by Pol Pot.

  • Hollywood's new censors

    Colonial wars, political corruption, environmental destruction--yet try to name one recent film that dealt with these honestly and powerfully.

  • The politics of bollocks

    There's a lot of rubbish about at the moment--from the BBC's explanation for banning an appeal on behalf of Gaza, to those who claim Obama is really a radical.

  • Get your freedom medals!

    George Bush presented a last round of "presidential freedom medals," but there were actually a few war criminals missing from his list this time.

  • The lying silence about Gaza

    Western governments know about Israel's murderous history against the Palestinians. Their silence is a sign of their complicity.

  • A wish list for 2009

    Some predictions for international highlights of the new year...if justice were to prevail in the world.

  • From change to continuity

    Having campaigned on the slogan of "Change you can believe in," President-elect Barack Obama's message is different now.

  • A surreal human rights lecture

    Is there a bigger irony than the British Foreign Office celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

  • A nation made into unpeople

    In an act of mass kidnapping, the British government expelled the entire population of the Chagos Archipelago so Diego Garcia could be given to the U.S.